HUMANITY

What does mean to be human? How do we determine our source of identity? Is there purpose to our existence? This section explores these questions and more.

Infinite Time Won’t Rescue Evolution

Infinite Time Won’t Rescue Evolution

Evolutionists use a variety of imaginative analogies to make the spontaneous generation of life seem plausible. One of the more familiar is the typing monkeys scenario, also known as the infinite monkey theorem. It proposes that hordes of monkeys, randomly...

Philosophers Want Back into Science

Philosophers Want Back into Science

They used to be called “natural philosophers” before William Whewell coined the term “scientist” in 1833. During the Victorian boom, it appeared that scientists could work on their own, applying their scientific method to all kinds of natural phenomena, and make great...

The Grand Design?

The Grand Design?

Professor Edgar Andrews reviews The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow (Bantam Books, September 2010). Cosmologist Stephen Hawking sold over nine million copies of his book A Brief History of Time. Now, 22 years later, he has co-authored The Grand...

Science increasingly makes the case for God

Science increasingly makes the case for God

The odds of life existing on another planet grow ever longer. Intelligent design, anyone? In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses,...

The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life

Paul Rutherford looks at the purpose of life from his Christian perspective as well as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Hollywood. On a warm day recently I visited my alma mater. And between the hallowed halls of old, a chance encounter...

Five Ways Science Confirms the Existence of God

Five Ways Science Confirms the Existence of God

1) Modern cosmology indicates that the physical universe had a beginning. If the universe had a beginning, it must have non-physical cause that exists outside space and time. So it seems plausible, at the very least, to believe that our...

Don’t the Fossils Prove Evolution? 

For decades students have been shown a representation of the fossil record appearing as a vertical column with marine invertebrates on the bottom, overlain by fish, then amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, with man on the top. The column is a...

Why Did God Create Us? 

Why Did God Create Us? 

Some things cannot be fully comprehended. Infinite things, eternal things, matters of God's sovereignty—these transcend our finite and temporal minds. For example, why did He create us? Certainly He doesn't need us, for He existed in perfect love and unity...

Ethical Science

Ethical Science

Evidence for Creation From time to time, people ask why the Institute for Creation Research doesn’t use a particular line of evidence or a specific argument for creation. Often, the person asking is very fond of that piece of evidence and finds...

Do Our Genes Dictate Our Choices?

Do Our Genes Dictate Our Choices?

I have two older sisters, and I love them both, but I am often stumped by how very different the three of us are from each other. Although our ages are several years apart, I still find it astonishing that I am genetically more similar to them...

Richard Swinburne and the inevitability of doubt

Richard Swinburne and the inevitability of doubt

Not long ago, Richard Swinburne was asked whether he ever doubts the truthfulness of Christianity. Who is Richard Swinburne? Swinburne, by most accounts, is THE top philosopher of religion in the world and much of his work centers on defending Christian theism....

Evolution against God

Evolution against God

Hear expert testimony from leading evolutionary scientists from some of the world's top universities: • Peter Nonacs, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA • Craig Stanford, Professor, Biological Sciences and Anthropology, USC • PZ Myers, Associate...

Ontological Argument

Ontological Argument

The ontological argument is widely thought to have been first clearly articulated by St. Anselm of Canterbury, who defined God as the greatest conceivable being. Anselm’s reasoning was that, if a being existed only in the mind but not in reality, then a greater being...

What is Apologetics?

What is Apologetics?

The word apologetics can be a little confusing, it doesn’t mean to say sorry although you should if you’ve done something wrong. It comes from a Greek word used several times in the New Testament (NT) such as 1 Peter 3:15  as well as...